Monday, May 27, 2013

Only God Forgives

I see that "Blue is the Warmest Colour" has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, thought it looks like Only God Forgives will be more up my street.

Not everyone agrees:
It may not win the Palme D'Or, but it could win the Walkout D'Or, a gold trophy of a cinema-seat banged up into the upright position. Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives is a glitteringly strange, mesmeric and mad film set among American criminal expatriates in Bangkok.
The story so far:
Ryan Gosling plays Julian, the co-owner of a Muay Thai boxing club with his brother Billy (Tom Burke): an operation which is a front for selling drugs. Both brothers are naturally angry and violent, though in keeping his feelings in check, Julian is of course by far the more unsettling.
When Billy indulges his taste for violence and misogynist hate one night, and is himself murdered by his victim's father, Julian realises that he is expected to discharge the gangster's ultimate responsibility: revenge. 
Prodnose: Probably not movie for a first date when it comes out in the UK on August 2nd then.

Myself: Probably not no. The nuns at St Joseph's Convent and the De La Salle brothers that "beat an education into me" would probably be pleased to see I mistyped  the title as Only God Forbids in my first draft though. "Give me a child for for his first seven years and I'll give you the man."

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